AARP Connecticut says only about one in three older adults who qualify are enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The program, formerly known as food stamps, helps low-income people and families afford groceries. The federal government changed some of the rules last year, greatly expanding the number of people who qualify.
AARP launched an outreach effort recently with End Hunger CT!, Foodshare Inc., the Hispanic Health Council and the Connecticut Association for Human Services.
People who think they might qualify can call 1-866-974-7627 for eligibility screenings and enrollment applications.